JACKSON, Wyo. — In recognition of the 6th annual national Energy Efficiency Day (#EEDay2021) on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, Energy Conservation Works is joining regional and national organizations, businesses, utilities, universities and individuals in promoting energy efficiency – the cheapest, quickest way to meet our energy needs, cut utility bills, and reduce pollution.
Energy efficiency is also an economic engine, amassing a U.S. workforce of nearly 2.4 million by the end of last year. Ranging from professional services to manufacturing, installation, and construction, these good jobs are local and cannot be outsourced.
“Energy Efficiency, in terms of benefits, is a win-win-win. Save money. Save energy. Reduce your emission footprint,” said Megan Jennings, program coordinator of Energy Conservation Works.
Smarter energy use means we don’t have to generate as much power to meet our needs. The average household saves almost $500 yearly thanks to efficiency standards that apply to new appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators, and water heaters, alone. Avoiding energy waste is one the cheapest and quickest ways to meet our energy needs, cut consumer bills and reduce pollution.
Many people don’t realize that Energy Conservation Works and Lower Valley Energy have significant, forward-thinking programs to promote energy savings such as SmartHub, and app-based home energy monitor, low-cost home and business energy audits, and energy efficiency financing for homes and businesses. Lower Valley Energy can also provide rebates to energy savings projects. With a cooperative utility model, if any member saves, it benefits every member and helps keep in place our low rates.
To date, Energy Conservation Works has supported public energy efficiency projects in Teton County and Town of Jackson facilities totaling investments of more than $5 million, saving 100’s of thousands of dollars annually. ECW has also lent more than $1.5 million for energy projects in homes and businesses.
Reducing the energy used by homes, and businesses benefits everyone – especially energy bill-payers. Recently, LVE members were able to request free home energy conservation kits and more than a thousand will be delivered this fall, which are projected to save nearly 400,000 kwh annually.
“Through our partnership between the Town of Jackson, Teton County, and Lower Valley Energy, we’re working daily to connect residents with resources, information, and support to assist them in reducing their energy use and lower their bills. We want the community to know about what we can offer to make this all a little easier,” said Phil Cameron, ECWs executive director.
Energy Conservation Works Mission is to provide leadership, engagement, and implementation, specific to energy conservation, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and reductions in emissions.
About #EEDay2020: On Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, a growing network showcases the vital benefits of energy efficiency during the 6th annual nationwide Energy Efficiency Day. Learn how we can all save money, cut pollution, create jobs and more at www.energyefficiencyday.org.